Change is Here

Are you ready?

Today, navigating and achieving any legislative outcome requires a new way of thinking and a fresh approach. The City of Chicago reflects the diversity of the world and so, too, do the City's elected officials. They bring new ideas and intend to usher in a new era of leadership: by and for the people.

Navigating change can be difficult. It's the reason we built the Consensus Group. Let us be your partner and your guide.

The Consensus Group provides government relations, advocacy and strategy consulting that is reflective of the new era of politics in the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois. We help clients navigate the political and policy landscapes, calling upon deep experience in all levels of government along with key relationships among city, state and federal elected leaders to offer a unique approach to issues before policymakers.

How will you navigate?

Are you
ready?

Today, navigating and achieving any legislative outcome requires a new way of thinking and a fresh approach. The City of Chicago reflects the diversity of the world and so, too, do the City's elected officials. They bring new ideas and intend to usher in a new era of leadership: by and for the people.

Navigating change can be difficult. It's the reason we built the Consensus Group. Let us be your partner and your guide.

The Consensus Group provides government relations, advocacy and strategy consulting that is reflective of the new era of politics in the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois. We help clients navigate the political and policy landscapes, calling upon deep experience in all levels of government along with key relationships among city, state and federal elected leaders to offer a unique approach to issues before policymakers.

How will you navigate?

Olivia Pantoja

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Olivia Pantoja

Olivia Pantoja

Olivia leads The Consensus Group's client advocacy and strategy efforts. She is an experienced government relations and public affairs consultant and has been engaged with Illinois and Chicago politics for over sixteen years. Her expertise includes identifying impact on diverse stakeholders, building dynamic partnerships, and collaborating with client leaders to isolate initiatives and tackle emerging issues and challenges.

Olivia has represented various industries, such as hospitality, healthcare and professional sports teams on initiatives like supplier diversity, procurement and the environment. She has extensive experience in representing business organizations, such as the Illinois Primary Healthcare Association, the Illinois Restaurant Association and the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association.

Olivia holds a Master's degree in Public Policy from National-Louis University, where she has served as an adjunct professor. She currently sits on the advisory board of the Illinois Restaurant Association and is a member of the Women's Justice Institute's Task Force on Civic Engagement and Leadership team.